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L'Etrange Festival 2017 full line-up is here, delivers its share of unexpected

A few days after teasing the very first titles, the full line-up for this year's Etrange Festival, which will take place in Paris from from the 6th to the 17th of september is here, and the least that can be...

Fantasia 2017 Review: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, Good Action, Middling Comedy

Federico Cueva has been working in stunts and special effects in his native Argentina and Spanish cinema for more than 20 years. His work with Santiago Segura in several of the Torrente films, and with Alex de la Iglesia in...

Fantasia 2017 Awards: Agnieszka Holland's SPOOR Takes Top Prize

It all came to an end last night in Montreal as the Fantasia International Film Festival came to a close with the closing film A Taxi Driver. After three long weeks the festival has wrapped up and notions like a...

Guanajuato 2017 Dispatch: Film Awards Go To SEXY DURGA, LOS AÑOS AZULES, And More

Probably the coolest moment of the Guanajuato International Film Festival closing ceremony was when a bunch of Indian guys appeared on screen, visibly delighted as their film, Sexy Durga - "a chilling and bold accomplishment in the evolution of the...

Santiago 2017 Preview: Chilean Cinema, Yoko Ono and European Invasion in Santiago

The 13th Santiago International Film festival, introduces more than a hundred international and domestic productions at the Chilean gathering.

Guanajuato 2017 Dispatch: BRIMSTONE & GLORY, ME GUSTA PERO ME ASUSTA

This time, from the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), I review a couple of films related to Mexican culture. The first one is a documentary, made by a German filmmaker, about a massive fireworks festival that is celebrated every year...

Guanajuato 2017 Dispatch: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD, HELLO DESTROYER

The Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) is celebrating its 20th edition with Canada as the spotlight country, Peter Weir and Fatih Akin as the principal guests, and certainly an interesting selection of films from all over the globe. Check out...

Fantasia 2017 Review: FRIENDLY BEAST, Man Is the Most Dangerous Animal

It's nearly closing time at a struggling restaurant. The waitress, Sara (Luciana Paes) and kitchen staff just want to go home, while the boss, Inácio (Murilo Benício) struggles with money troubles, a nagging wife, and a desire for power and...

Fantasia 2017: Born Of Woman Shorts Programme Highlights a Trio of Haunting Standouts

For its second year at Fantasia, the theme running across the curation for the shorts programme Born Of Woman has moved away from the cerebral physical fetishes, and queer emotional landscapes of last year, towards the nature of haunting. The highlights were...

Interview: Everardo González On His Powerful Documentary DEVIL'S FREEDOM

Everardo González, documentary filmmaker best known for Ladrones viejos and Drought (Cuates de Australia), is visibly enraged when he starts talking about the case of Javier Duarte, a Mexican politician who in early 2017 was detained for a huge corruption...

Fantasia 2017: Stunning FRIENDLY BEAST Exclusive Poster and First-Look Stills

Ahead of its world premiere at Fantasia on July 25, we have the exclusive first-look poster for Brazilian thriller Friendly Beast (O Animal Cordial), as well as several exclusive stills, which you can feast your eyes on below. Here's how...

Review: THE UNTAMED, Riveting and Shocking, It Needs to Be Watched to Be Believed

One of the reasons that I love fantastic genre film is that it can often find the most relevant and interesting metaphors for dealing with issues of social life, be they cultural, political, or sexual. The Untamed, which won the...

Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Continues to Amaze

Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...

Watch LA HORA FINAL Trailer: The Hunt Is On

Eduardo Mendoza turned a lot of heads with 2013’s The Gospel of The Flesh. Previously only known for 2005's teen comedy Mañana Te Cuento  -- which fell into the typical comedy trap of switching out legitimately funny juvenile antics for...

First SOUNDTRACK Trailer Heads to the Arctic for Eco-Drama

The first trailer for Soundtrack sets up a very cold premise, starting with its setting: the Arctic. Its very strong, serious, dramatic tone suggests that something more is going on under the surface. The official synopsis provides more details: The...

Fantaspoa 2017: Award Winning Films Announced

Our good friends at Fantaspoa have shared with us the list of award winning films of its 13th edition, which was celebrated in Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 19 to June 4, 2017. Here’s the full press release. Fantaspoa 2017...

Review: Ultra Warrior, a no-budget sci-fi story from Roger Corman shot in Peru

Once upon a time, Peru was the Mecca for some international film production companies that wanted to shoot their films in our supposedly “exotic” locations. During the late 80s and early 90s, that honor belonged to legendary schlock producer Roger Corman who, coincidentally,...

MORTO NAO FALA: Check The First Image From Dennison Ramalho's Debut Feature!

For those on with an ear to the ground of the international genre film circuit, Brazilian director Dennison Ramalho has been a bit of a touch point name for years now. The director of acclaimed shorts Love From Mother Only...

Review: HERMIA & HELENA, Lovely Cinematic Playfulness

Matias Piñeiro's Hermia & Helena begins almost identically as his last film Princess of France, looking down at a soccer field. But they are two very different films. Even though his usual light-as-feather approach at twenty-something's bohemian lives and romantic...

WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: A Harrowing Trailer Emerges From The Depths of a Dead Argentinian Tourist Trap

We eagerly await What the Waters Left Behind, the new horror film from Luciano and Nicolas Onetti, directors of giallo flicks Sonno Profondo and Francesca. As it makes its way through post-production, they took it to Cannes and presented the...